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Go and see art outdoors – we tell you where in the UK

In these time of confinement, it is hard to see Art on display just because museums and galleries are simply shut.

One of the sculptures at Jupiter Artland (Edinburgh)

But Art is not just confined (see what I did here) to indoors or closed spaces. There are a ton of Public Art all around you so go and see art outdoors – we tell you where in the UK you can take the whole family.

These six venues below celebrate art in the open air, placing the work of renowned artists in dramatic garden and parkland settings.

Featuring sculpture by legendary artists including Elisabeth Frink, Antony Gormley and many more, these six gardens and sculpture parks present work that’s intended to be at one with nature, perfect for a wander in the fresh air.

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Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

One of the sculptures in the garden from the Barbara Hepworth museum & sculpture garden

Highlights – Barbara Hepworth’s signature bronze sculptures

About – Most of Barbara Hepworth’s signature bronze sculptures remain in the same spot she placed them in years ago, when this garden and studio was her home and place of work. The garden retains the original design that Hepworth intended, and her sculptures are as spectacular and celebratory of the form as they were during her lifetime.

WhereSt Ives, Cornwall, England

Jupiter Artland

Highlights – 100 acres of meadow and woodland

About – Jupiter Artland is home to 30 permanent site-specific sculptures by artists including Phyllida Barlow, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Cornelia Parker.

WhereMidlothian, near Edinburgh, Scotland

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Highlights – 4 major works by Damien Hirst including The Virgin Mother (2005-6)

About – There are always around 80 sculptures and installations on show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, with new commissions and artist gifts appearing year-round.

WhereWest Yorkshire, England

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Highlights – Architectural landmark by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger

About – Seen by many as the birthplace of modern democracy, this picturesque open landscape beside the Thames was witness to King John’s historic sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

WhereWindsor, England

Burghley House

Burghley House

Highlights – Burghley House’s renowned sculpture exhibitions from April to October

About – Mixture of specially-commissioned and loaned works which often take their inspiration from the house and gardens. Explore fantastic sculpture alongside pretty wildflowers, a charming icehouse and expansive lake, all in Burghley’s vast grounds.

Where – Surrey, England

By Pierrick Senelaer

Since 2015, I have had the chance to have my own art studio in Stoke Newington (London).

Environmental issues such as Climate Change or Plastic Pollution, are something I feel concerned about. Therefore, I’ve launched DRAWING UNITED.

Drawing United is a collective of artists, started off by Pierrick Senelaer, who cares for our environment and planet and who want to use their art and creativity to raise awareness and/or support a good cause.

ACT NOW! "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it"Robert Swann


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